Cotton is vital to the global textile industry and plays a key role in the social and economic development of many developing countries. For many farmers, cotton farming is their only source of income.
- 30-50 million smallholder farmers cultivate cotton.
- More than 95% of these farmers are in developing countries.
- As many as 100 million households are directly engaged in cotton production and and estimated 300 million people work in the cotton sector.
Find out more about problems facing cotton farmers and workers and the benefits of Fairtrade.
Download cotton brochures.
Read about some of our cotton producers.
On the Trail of Fairtrade Cotton from Fairtrade International on Vimeo.